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September 2006

Fashion

Stella’s Picks: The Best in Blog, September 22-29

September 29, 2006

Fashion:

FashionTribes- Ballgown made from thrift store vintage tees!
Diane Pernet- Carri Mundane Cartoon Couture
StyleBites- Red-Tie accesories report
Aesthetics + Economics- A quick look at LondonFashionWeek
Denimology- Chuck Norris Action Jeans!
HauteHipster- MaryKate is looking great

Beauty:

BonBonsITB- She’s got Jared Leto eyes
Beauty Addict- Beaty on the road, accomplished!
MakeupGirl- Makeup bag confidential

Mens

People Watch Volume 2: Straight from Sao Paulo, Brazil…It’s your boy, AFROBOTS!

September 29, 2006

Afrobots People Watch
Meet Afrobots. It is my pleasure to introduce you to a person whom I believe to be ‘The Next Big Thing‘. It is no secret that this stylish Brazilian is a great friend of mine, but even if he were my worst enemy, there would be no denying his incredible musical talent or fresh fashion sense. His songs make me dance my ass off and it was a mutual love of Alexandre Herchcovitch that brought us together. Are you in love yet?

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Name:
Rico Dolce Riot AKA AFROBOTS
Age: of the wolf
Occupation: missionary of the love revolution
URL: http://www.myspace.com/afrobots

Who had the best Fashion Week Parties? Performing at Stereo was pretty cool, I also had fun performing at The Ruff Club. Watching James Brown and 2many DJ’s at the Diesel party was dope. The location of the Collete party was pretty funny, but I must say the best party of the week was at my girl Barbara’s apartment. She just put the the best group of people together…so much fun!!! Hands down the best hang of the week.

What’s your current theme song?
It’s Alright by Pet Shop Boys.

In one of your songs, you say: “I like your outfit, Girl“…what is the type of outfit you are referencing? I’m not referencing any outfit in particular. I’m more celebrating the effort that girls put into their style. It’s nice to see a woman rockin a classy dress on her way to work. It’s sexy to look at a chick all sassy in her gym clothes. It’s dope to see a mamacita sporting vintage gear on her way to the club. I’m just thankful for the effort ladies…I like your outfit Girls (singing).

Do you plan on making a remix where you say “I hate your outfit, Girl“? If you do, I think it should be about me. What do you think? I’m a missionary! Missionaries don’t hate! Plus, I’m feeling your Mother Teresa vibe! 🙂

What top-secret superhero projects do you have in the works right now? I’m conspiring to take over the world as AFROBOTS; my musical answer for drug overdoses, and emo haircuts. I’ve got a limited edition t-shirt line in the works called “most hated”. Our slogan is “burning bridges…building empires”.

Music

Music Break: New Release from Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton!!!

September 27, 2006

I’ve been anticipating this for months and the day has finally come. ‘Knives don’t have your back’ is Emily Haines‘ 1st solo album! For those who are unfamiliar, Emily Haines is the lead singer of Metric and a part-time member of Broken Social Scene.

Haines’ decision to release a solo album was long in the making. She says, “When I was a little kid…I would creep downstairs to the piano and write rudimentary songs about imaginary places. I’m told the first song I ever wrote was a love song to a cranberry tree. I always used the mute pedal. I hated the idea of anybody hearing me. Everywhere I’ve lived while working with Metric, I’ve written songs on the piano and played them for no one. On the advice of a friend, I decided I’d better start recording them before they were forgotten. Four meandering years later I ended up with this collection of songs featuring a few of my favorite people, a group I call The Soft Skeleton.

A love song to a Cranberry Tree? How can you NOT love her?!

Anyway, this album is beautiful, delicate, haunting. I fell in love as soon as I pressed play on the first song and with each track my obsession became increasingly stronger as I fell deeper and deeper into the mesmerizing abyss of Emily’s daydreamer lyrics. The songs are great, seriously. You can check out her first single, Doctor Blind on her myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/emilyhaines

Fashion

Fashion Week Notes: Toms & Trovata Does Effortless Right!

September 26, 2006

As possibly the trashiest of all trashionistas, I am all about comfort and ease — I promise you — even so, I just cannot squash the urge to sock anyone over the age of 12, with money, who pretends to care about looking decent and has the nerve to wear those wretched “Crocs” shoes out in public (unless they are gardening). I try to avoid telling other people what they should or should not do as I’m sure my unkempt appearance bums out a lot of traditional fashionistas but in this particular instance, I just can’t help it. People need to understand that they can be super-comfortable and ultra-casual without looking like their footwear just tumbled out of a 25 cent toystore vending machine.

Jack Nicholson in Crocs, Why?

Stylish people of the world, please take a cue from California-based designers, Trovata, who had the sense to team up with TOMS Shoes for their Spring 2007 Fashion Week presentation. Now this is how effortless SHOULD be done…

Available in 18 unisex colors and combinations, TOMS shoes are seriously amazing in more ways than one. Not only are these Argentine Utilitarian-Inspired slip-ons super soft, practical and comfy but they also operate under the ‘NO SWEATSHOP‘ credo AND have a greater cause. Each pair sold is personally matched with a donated pair to a child in need. Now that reason alone, if any, is enough to make you kiss your Crocs goodbye (Even though I wish you’d never said “Hello” in the first place).

I expect these to be my official slip-on shoe of the Spring/Summer seasons. Add layered necklaces, tousle hair and go!

Fashion

Manhattan Footwear Feature: Tashkent by Cheyenne

September 25, 2006

Good afternoon everyone!

Everyone’s favorite source for Independent Style, Refinery29, just published another Editorial Feature, written by yours truly. It’s called ‘Sole Retrieval‘ and it’s about the gorgeous creations of Cheyenne Morris & her new footwear line, Tashkent.

Hearing the name of the new women’s shoe line Tashkent by Cheyenne, one would think the footwear designer had been informed by a holiday or perhaps a lifetime visiting the far-off city in Uzbekistan…

Go check it out at www.Refinery29.com!